(Barbara Simpson — QMI Agency)
Canadian border officers at two busy international bridges in southern Ontario were back on the job Thursday after a two-day protest against a new rule that requires them to wear name tags.
Human Resources and Skills Development Canada ruled in several cases that name tags don’t put the border officers’ safety at risk. More rulings are expected.
Border officers walked off the job Tuesday night at the the BlueWaterBridge in Sarnia and the AmbassadorBridge in Windsor, leaving managers to deal with big lineups.
Despite the rulings, the Canada Border Services Agency has been ordered to perform a risk assessment on the new protocol, according to Jason McMichael, first national vice-president of the Customs and Immigration Union. Read more here.
Date: December 14, 2012